Posts Tagged ‘Self-care’

Giveaway: This Book Will Make You Calm

As a thank you to my readers, I thought I’d do my first-ever giveaway: a copy of This Book Will Make You Calm by Dr Jessamy Hibberd and Jo Usmar. Sadly, it is not a magic book. It is not an amulet and will not in itself make you calm – but wouldn’t it be […] Read more…

You Can’t Pour From An Empty Cup

You can’t pour from an empty cup. Pretty obvious, right? In this context it’s a metaphor for making sure we take care of ourselves. Prioritising self-care, perceiving it as a necessity rather than as an indulgence. That’s because self-care is about self-preservation, not selfishness. We’re so often brought up to believe otherwise – putting others’ needs […] Read more…

October Is Here, and It’s Going To Be Busy!

October is here – and there isn’t going to be any mellow fruitfulness for me this autumn. It’s going to be a busy month (mainly for positive reasons!). October is Baby Loss Awareness Month, and as part of Hugo’s Legacy I will be raising awareness of the need for better support for bereaved parents and letting […] Read more…

Thoughts About Acceptance

Acceptance is something I have thought about a great deal since Hugo died. It’s a concept I have only recently stopped raging against. Acceptance is often identified as the ‘final stage’ of grief in the well-intentioned Kubler Ross model. I thought ‘acceptance’ meant acknowledging that what happened to me, to Hugo, to my family was ok. […] Read more…

Things That Make Me Smile

This week has been pretty horrendous emotionally: triggers and a general feeling of melancholy conspired to give me a miserable few days. It was like I was transported back to the turmoil of several months ago: missing Hugo so desperately; remembering my own time in hospital, feeling utterly helpless. Trapped in my head, a vortex of […] Read more…

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